Lincoln Blackwood - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Lincoln Blackwood owners have reported a total of 7 problems for their cars built in the model year listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Lincoln Blackwood.

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Lincoln Blackwood

Model Year Number of Problems
  2002 Blackwood
7

  Common problems of Lincoln Blackwood

The following chart shows the 7 most common problems for Lincoln Blackwood cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting (1 problem). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1 problem).

Table 2. Common problems of Lincoln Blackwood

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Exterior Lighting
1
  Air Bag
1
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1
  Power Train
1
  Vehicle Speed Control
1
  Gasoline Fuel System
1
  Electrical System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Lincoln Blackwood of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Blackwood model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Lincoln Blackwood model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Blackwood Model Years

Blackwood
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2002 73,38316    
0.13


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